Save The Brown Hotel!

$5,504 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 93 people in 28 months
My name is Sean Howard, and I am the current General Manager at The Brown Hotel. The Brown Hotel is located in Downtown Indiana, Pa. You can visit our website at brownhotel.net, or interact on our facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/downatthebrown.

 I was notified by Indiana Borough Code Enforcement that the southeast portion of the building’s brick veneer was detaching from the building, and after further investigation, they required that the problem be fixed within 20 days. The project itself costs $22,000 minimum.

If I dont raise the funds as soon as possible, then the borough will charge us a $1,000/day fine.

This challenge will force us to close. Our bank rejected further funding, and we are out of options.

All money raised through this campign will go directly into the structure upgrades, and sustaining the project so it can continue.

The Brown Hotel is for everyone. Live Music, affordable drinks, and has the potential to be a downtown hotel, and fabulous restaurant.

This campaign is not just for me. Its for everyone who let the Brown Hotel be a part of their life. For everyone who is a part of its history, a building that has been in exsistence since 1876.

Please consider contributing to this campaign.

Respectfully,
Sean M Howard
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Updates:

#1 - Who owns the building - The building is owned by Sealy Springs Eternal LLC. I (Sean Howard), am the President of that LLC. We are doing this campaign because the costs of this repair exceeds what we can contribute at this point.

#2 - What will happen with the funds if the goal is not met? - None of these funds will be withdrawn until action is made on the wall. We have no intentions not to make this goal. We will continue to do benefit shows, and efforts for the construction, as long as we are still in the building. At this point, we are confident that we will make this goal. If there is a point where we must stop our efforts to fix the wall, then we will have to decide what to do with the money. I would suggest we create a music education foundation.

#3 - The bank, and Indiana Borough has granted time to fix the wall. Indiana Borough extended out 20-day deadline to Jan 1, 2017.

The main contact for this campaign is Sean Howard, reachable at (724) 467-2065, or e-mailing sean15701@gmail.com
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Marcus Aurelius
28 months ago

I'm not trying to be insensitive, I love the Brown and think its closing is terrible. I'm curious, however, if the $30,000 isn't raised and the Brown can't be saved, where do the raised funds go? Thanks!

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Bud Kuhn
28 months ago

Wouldn't it be a great story if a solid and successful contractor in Indiana donated the repair. I live in Plum and that's what our community would do. It would be sad to see another long time business close.

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Kevin Stiffler
28 months ago

Don't let Live Music die!

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Delvina Lorraine Smith
28 months ago

Who owns or are investors in the Brown Hotel?

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Sean Howard
27 months ago

I tried answering questions here on my recent update. Please feel free to contact me at anytime to answer questions.

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Brandan Sessoms
27 months ago

@Chad_Hurley

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Steve Wiley
27 months ago

Why isn't this being dealt with by the landlord / owner of the building?

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Melissa VanDervort
28 months ago

If the building is indeed 140 years old, there may be a way to petition to have it listed as an official historical building with the National Register of Historic Places..which opens the door for the possibility of state/federal grant funding. Just an idea,

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Raised by 93 people in 28 months
Created November 23, 2016
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Brian Roessler
26 months ago

Worked there as a bouncer and musician, with the occasional bar tending shift in college from 1996-2000. Hope to stop by next time I'm in town.

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David Ferguson
26 months ago

Keep cool stuff like the Brown around!

$5
Anonymous
26 months ago
$500
Anonymous
26 months ago
$100
Katrina Meer
27 months ago

Sorry I can't make the NYE party! Keep killin it Sean!

$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
Marcus Aurelius
28 months ago

I'm not trying to be insensitive, I love the Brown and think its closing is terrible. I'm curious, however, if the $30,000 isn't raised and the Brown can't be saved, where do the raised funds go? Thanks!

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Bud Kuhn
28 months ago

Wouldn't it be a great story if a solid and successful contractor in Indiana donated the repair. I live in Plum and that's what our community would do. It would be sad to see another long time business close.

+ Read More
Kevin Stiffler
28 months ago

Don't let Live Music die!

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Delvina Lorraine Smith
28 months ago

Who owns or are investors in the Brown Hotel?

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Sean Howard
27 months ago

I tried answering questions here on my recent update. Please feel free to contact me at anytime to answer questions.

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Brandan Sessoms
27 months ago

@Chad_Hurley

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Steve Wiley
27 months ago

Why isn't this being dealt with by the landlord / owner of the building?

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Melissa VanDervort
28 months ago

If the building is indeed 140 years old, there may be a way to petition to have it listed as an official historical building with the National Register of Historic Places..which opens the door for the possibility of state/federal grant funding. Just an idea,

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